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Fire bad!

Teen convicted of starting Coco's Fire sentenced to use Frankenstein ringtone for remainder of high school

Firebug's lawyer plans to appeal: "I'm pretty sure this falls under the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. The Court has already stated that the goal here is rehabilitation for my client. But OMFG, this ...

Release the Resident Alien repeat offender

On meth for half his life, Mexican national makes felony plea deal

A repeat offender from Escondido, Juan Mozo Roldan, 29, made a felony plea deal and is expected to be released from custody on April 8, 2015. In his most recent incident last December, Roldan evaded ...

Karl Denson's surreal universe

Local saxman rolls with the Stones

Rolling Stones fans will see a familiar face onstage when the band kicks off its 2015 tour at Petco Park in May — local saxophonist Karl Denson. A veteran by now of quick tour hops, ...

Booze-fishing in La Mesa

Police employ teen decoys to help nab liquor-store patrons

Roughly one in four La Mesa locals are falling for a police sting operation in which officers employ an under-aged decoy to approach liquor-store customers and ask them to supply the minors with alcohol, according ...

Ready for fish Friday

March 26 dock totals 14 anglers aboard the Chubasco II 1/2 day am run caught their limit of 140 vermilion rockfish and 1 lingcod. The Dolphin 1/2 day am run with 10 anglers aboard reported ...

Um, your agenda is showing

Was Cheetahs punished for airing their grievances to the media?

Suzanne Coe, president of the Kearny Mesa strip joint known as Cheetahs, claims the San Diego Police Department's vice unit shut her club down in retaliation against her and her club after her manager and ...

Combing the North 40

Unique Carlsbad food and drink venue to feature a trio of local breweries

A while back (nine months to be exact…time flies when you’re drinking beer), I reported that AleSmith Brewing Company was working on establishing a combination tap room and retail establishment. Referred to as an upscale ...

She didn't like Mondays, they don't want plaque moved

Some say "no" to relocation of memorial honoring victims of Brenda Spencer

A representative from the company that wants to develop the former Grover Cleveland Elementary School site said on March 24 that there are no plans for the property, which is in escrow. However, the bid ...

If it's about water, it's about a fight

Fallbrook district tries to gobble Rainbow's

Residents of Rainbow and Bonsall feel threatened by what they say is a hostile takeover attempt of their water district by the Fallbrook Public Utility District. The mostly agricultural community of Rainbow, east of Fallbrook ...

SDPD seeks "warm fuzzies"

You gotta accentuate the positive…

Just one week after U-T San Diego caught the San Diego Police Department editing its own Wikipedia page to remove pieces of negative information — or "cold pricklies" as a leaked SDPD memo referred to ...

Sanders, Gonzalez, in a back room, together

Construction group accuses ex-mayor and labor leader of unlawful deal-making

Settlement negotiations in a lawsuit over project labor agreements in San Diego appear to be dead, according to a newly filed court document filed by workers advocacy group Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction. On ...

Golden Hill hangout raises its food game

One-time wine bar now solid all around

Having lived in or around Golden Hill for several years, I've spent plenty of time drinking in all the same spots everybody else has — there just aren't many to choose from. Here's the typical ...

Manchester sells Grand Del Mar to Di-Fi's hubby

U-T remains on the block as would-be power brokers jockey

The San Diego footprint of Douglas Manchester, the Republican financial kingpin who likes to be called "Papa,” has been poised to shrink substantially with the putative sale of his U-T San Diego newspaper operation. Now ...

The Indian hemp defense?

Humboldt man popped for pot near Pauma reservation

A Humboldt County man was arrested in Bonsall on Tuesday afternoon, March 24, after sheriff's deputies found a large amount of marijuana and cannabis concentrates in his car. The suspect, identified by Sgt. Patrick Yates ...

Kiss your asset goodbye

Michael Vilkin signed quit-claim deed upon learning of wrongful-death suit

“The Court grants Plaintiff’s request to set aside the transfer of the property from Mr. Vilkin to Mrs. Vilkin,” a superior court judge wrote in a judgment published last week. The court’s decision appears to ...

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